Business opportunities in Eco-innovation

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If you are lucky enough to be at Seoul on 27-28 October 2015 do not miss the 19th Forum on Eco-innovation.


This edition of the Forum will explore business opportunities in eco-innovation, presenting the latest trends in the circular economy while focusing on innovative materials and products. The Forum is an opportunity for exchange between European and Korean business actors.

Eco-innovation helps achieving greater resource efficiency in production and consumption patterns and results in greater competitiveness for innovative businesses. Eco-innovative businesses, however, face challenges entering existing markets and developing new ones. They must convince investors and potential customers that their products are economically and environmentally viable, and in order to do so they must find new business partners and develop new business models. They must also adapt their solutions—technological or otherwise—to the needs of different countries.

The Forum will present collaborative approaches between Europe and Asia to facilitate market access, especially for SMEs.

The transition to a circular economy offers economic advantages. Front-running businesses know this. Many have developed materials from secondary raw materials or have designed their products for circular use, better positioning themselves to reap the benefits of this transition.
The Forum will present inspiring eco-innovative solutions—materials and products—for the circular economy.

The event will feature:

  • An introduction session on Korea environment and business on Monday 26 October 2015 (evening)
  • A full day conference on Tuesday 27 October 2015
  • A business-to-business matchmaking session and visit of Eco-Expo Korea 2015 on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Languages: English and Korean.

Organised by the European Commission and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea in cooperation with the Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) and the ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC) and with the support of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK).

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